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threat to millions of americans and he's got that right. take a look under mr. obama. the income gap, four times faster has expanded four times faster than it did under president george bush. under president obama, 6.7 americans in the millions have fallen into poverty. the same one that had the audacity to stand before the cameras and speak as though he had absolutely been uninvolvee and policies for the past five years. it's an extraordinary thought. the number of workers receiving disability benefits under his administration over the course of the past five years has risen by 20% to almost 9 million people. 9 million people under president obama. under president obama, 21.6 americans are underemployed or unemployed and giving up looking for work. under president obama, the average duration has nearly doubled to more than 36 weeks and today, president obama joined the nearly 70% of voters who say that the united states is now headed in the wrong direction. so often it seems that you can't make this stuff up. joining us now is a fox news contributor, monica crowley and david webb an
. bush's terms in office. under president obama, 6.7 million more americans have fallen intopoverty. under this president, the same one who had the utd tutter audacity to stand before cameras and speak as though he has been absolutely uninvolved in policy for the past five years. i mean an extraordinary thought. the number of workers receiving disability benefits under his administration over the course of the past five years has risen by 20% to almost 9 million people. under president obama, the number of people receiving food stamps has risen by 50% to nearly 48 million americans. under president obama, 21.6 million americans are unemployed, underemployed or given up looking for work. under president obama, the average duration of unemployment has nearly doubled from 19.8 weeks to more than 36 weeks. today president obama joined the nearly 70% of voters who say the united states is now headed in the wrong direction. so often it seems, we say, you can't make this stuff up. joining us now author, radio talk show host, monica crowley and david webb and matt patrick, radio talk show h
for free. you've got to pay for it. more people will lose their insurance under obama care. the republican plan is we have a choice. more choices not less. obama care narrows your choices. for competition, selling insurance across state line and above all, we're for driving premiums now. under obama care, the premiums are even higher. yonlt see any way obama care can work. >> let me turn to another subject. loans. last march, you took to the senate floor for 13 hours to filibuster a nomination because of your opposition to the military use of drones to attack u.s. citizens. this week as i'm sure you know, the head, we're looking at a picture of the drone right there, of amazon, announced they have plans, maybe five years down the road, that loans would come, pick up a package. a book, a sweater and deliver it to your front door where you could take it. instead of a delivery truck. when you see that, and i'm sure you have seen those videos, does that excite you or do you think that's a problem and i've got to find a way to block? >> well, you know, i'm not against technology, so i'm not one
creep that occurred under bush and has accelerated under obama has made it very difficult to expand in areas where you typically find high wage blue collar jobs, in transportation, energy extraction and so on. i hope rick will be pleased to hear that i'm not blaming this entirely on president obama. >> well, on the other hand, mike, president obama's solution to all this and they're saying it in europe, the imf is saying it, is to have this global wealth tax, to tax the rich more, to bring the rich down, that will help income disparity. what do you think of that plan? >> as we've seen under president obama, david, the exact opposite happens. one of the areas where obama has really hurt the economy is with small businesses. his investment tax increase really hurts small business. it went from 35% to 43% on passive income. this really is an usual. during expansions you typically see new business startups accelerate. this is the only recovery i've seen back to the 1930s where new business startups have flat lined. when you increase tax rates on them you don't get that capital. all that
white house quietly pass a rule giving unions a huge tax break under obama care? that investigation is next. later, a bus full of kids so out of control the driver had to call the cops. wait until you hear who wound up in trouble. >> [ bleep ] focus on what you're doing. what if you hit somebody? you think it's [ bleep ] funny, look at me like a man. you want to grow up and be a man? look at me like a [ bleep ] man. ] i better take something. [ male announcer ] dayquil cold and flu doesn't treat all that. it doesn't? [ male anner ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast-acting antihistamine. oh, what a relief it is! >>> from the world headquarters of fox news, it's "the kelly file" with megyn kelly. >>> well, for several weeks now we have seen reports about unions complaining over a new obama care tax that is reportedly pricey. we are trying to learn if this administration has quietly passed a rule giving unions a very big break on that tax. trace gallagher has the story. >> reporter: the tax is called a reinsurance fee. it's on nearly every health plan fo
a rule giving unions a huge tax break under obama care? that investigation is next. later, a bus full of kids so out of control the driver had to call the cops. wait until you hear who wound up in trouble. >> [ bleep ] focus on what you're doing. what if you hit somebody? you think it's [ bleep ] funny, look at me like a man. mine was earned orbiting the moon in 1971. afghanistan in 2009. on the u.s.s. saratoga in 1982. [ male announcer ] once it's earned, usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation because it offers a superior level of protection and because usaa's commitment to serve current and former military members and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a
premiums. we're also going to find out in january that more people will lose their insurance under obama care, i think, than will actually gain it. the republican plan is freedom of choice. more choices, not less. obama care narrows your choices. we're for competition. we're for selling insurance across state lines. and above all, we're for driving premiums down. the problem under the old system was premiums were too high. under obama care the premiums are even higher. i don't see any way obama care can work. >> let me turn to another subject. drones. last march you famously took to the senate floor for 13 hours to filibuster a nomination because of your opposition to the military use of drones to attack u.s. citizens. this week, as i'm sure you know, jeff bezos, the head -- we're looking at a picture of the drone right there -- of amazon announced that they have plans, a hope, maybe five years down the road, that drones would come pick up a package, a book, a sweater, and deliver it to your front door where you could -- you could take it instead of a delivery truck. when you see that, a
. >> i think he's on probably better ground than obama care which is underwater and obama is under water. in 2014, they're going to have to quarantine this guy in the white house, because he will be hemlock to democrats running for the senate. he's already a drag in many of these states. and, again, whereas i say he had some effective aneck dotes here. i don't see how he wins the macro element because there are so many elements going wrong in the whole program. >> he should have said the republican ideas are bad ideas. instead, he said there were never any. he gets caught once again in saying something that's not right. that's just not true. >> what does he do though? when he goes after somebody the republicans say we do have ideas. we got this, that and the other, and if he's in a debate like that, he's in a better debate than he is with the morning papers saying another disaster's occurred. >> so any way, what happens with all this? >> you know, i don't see how this thing ends. i really don't. i think he's determined. he's going to veto. >> he said he's determined. >> he's going to vet
or not they are receiving or getting paid. >> they are getting paid or whether or not the insured is insured under obama care. >> and back to the previous question here. if you think you have signed up and enrolled and done everything right and find out in january and february that something was missing and fell through the cracks. are you loibl for the fine? >> that is a clear implication here. in this case, it is buyer beware on so many levels. and where there seems to be usually with this administration great compunction and care for justice, there seems to be next to none when it comes to obama care. there is a danger in focusing on the technical issues that are with the flawed and fundmentally loused up website. and on the political issues here. the fact is, americans who are relying now on obama care for health care insurance, don't know if they are indeed insured or whether or not the system is working for them. the bigger questions is how in the world will we pay for it all? >> that comes for 2014 and beyond. we'll see you later on and so how the president explains this, to. >> private sector ve
of americans who think they have health insurance under obama care may discover on january 1st that they do not. after days of refusing to release the stats on the problems plaguing, the administration has now announced under pressure from the press that the enrollment out of 1 out of every 4 people in the months of october and november were botched. at li 1 out of every 4. now, since then, they say at least 1 out of every 10 federal applications has had problems since the fix, and they think the number is higher in the states, the state exchanges. a reporter pressed the agency in charge of these exchanges, the federal exchange, for a solution to this mess. people don't know. they think they've got the coverage. they don't have the coverage. the insurer has some botched form. it doesn't even have names so it can't call the person to tell them it didn't work for you. and here was the answer. >> but you're not saying that everyone should call? you're not suggesting that, urging them strongly despite the fact you're talking about a potential 1 in 10 error rate going forward. >> i wo
court. >>> remember the president's promise that you could keep your doctor under obama care? well, now the chief architect of that plan seemingly altering the storyline yet once again. watch ezekiel emanuel with chris wallace with the new caveat. >> the president never said you were going to have unlimited choice of any doctor in the country you want to go to. if you want to pay more for an insurance company that covers your doctor, you can do that. this is a matter of choice. we know in all sorts of places you pay more for certain -- for a wider range of choices or wider range of benefits. >> joining us now, guy benson, fox news contributor and political editor at guy, that is not what the president promised. he did not come out and say that you can keep the doctor that you like for the last 3 1/2 years in his stump speeches, he never added that caveat that you'll have to pay more for it. right? >> the administration's revisionism is head spinning. and you watch that clip and that exchange from "fox news sunday" yesterday and it really does speak for itself. this preside
people to sign up for obama care is a key component of the law's success. though he's not under 30, president obama plans to buy health care through the online exchange. his policy will come with substantial out of pocket costs, because it will not be taxpayer-subsidi taxpayer-subsidized. >>> in the investigation into actor paul walker's death officials say there is no evidence that drag racing played any part in the accident. >> reporter: investigators are looking at every possibility at every possibility as they try to figure out what happened after paul walker got into the passenger seat of this porsche. a law enforcement source tells nbc rules it did not involve drag racing. it was a single-car crash. the source says the car was driving 40 to 45 miles per hour when it came to a bend in the road. where the speed limit drops to 15. in that vicinity the driver apparently lost control. we spoke with paul walker's father. who told us what he'll miss most about his son. >> the way paul gave me a hug, he really -- he hugged me with like, a special special thing. >> reporter: walker wa
or disprove of obama care. 57% disapprove. they were asked if they believe things will worsen under obama care with. look at this. they want him out of office. 40% want him out. so you look at these cumulatively, they have picked up on congresswoman how the law is impacting everybody. why won't we hit the reset button. why doesn't anybody want to do that? >> we keep trying n. the house we continually go to the floor and vote to repeal and replace a different component of this. you know, they get so upset they will say, we have 40 votes, 50 to do that. what the american p want. it's what our constituents want. coast to coast we hear the law doesn't work. it is too expensive to afford. it is decreasing access, increasing cost. they want to make sure and this is limiting their ability to do so. they don't want government making the choices for them. this is what's happening. people don't like it. >> let's go to the hearings today. we learned among other things the website fix -- and we'll have experts on next. the website fix made security for those people that go on it worse. help me out. is tha
whose baby was denied coverage under obama care? >> those family plan quotes included myself, my wife, our 7, 5, and 7-year-old, and 18 month-old was left off. the response was no, they don't allow family plans under the age of 8. >> this guy tried to sign his family up for insurance on the new york state exchange and they refused to enroll his 18 month-old baby? obama care is anti-toddler? the story, as you might imagine, got a lot of pickup in the right wing media. the post surfaced again and again all over conservative press and of course landed distraught father on fox news. even the house speaker john boehner climbed on board the obama hates toddlers bandwagon, after saying he learned obama wouldn't cover his baby. now, hearing this story you may ask yourself the question any journalist writing the story or producer doing a segment about it, or any person with just basic common sense would be asking, could it possibly be the case that obama was denying coverage to a toddler? well, the answer, that very good question is no, of course not. of course not, that is not true. a spokesp
under president obama. bill: 54-56% disapprove to how the president is handling foreign policy. 2/3 in that pew survey believe americans view greater involvement in the global economy is a greater thing. meaning when america is a strong country it's better for the world. >> we have seen that throughout history. and when we see economies like china coming up it's important to have our own economy keep going. people like to complain about america, but when something happens in the world, the philippines, the typhoon there, when something happens in the world guess who is the first country to go, the united states military and the charities. we are divide as a country on political lines. republicans and democrats are split on how they see our influence in the world. the democrats believe the president has broken his promises. he said we would leave iraq, afghanistan and close guantanamo bay. republicans are saying don't be apologizing for guantanamo bay when you are on foreign tour. bill: what do you think the apology tour did to our view of ourselves in the world? >> when you have t
look at the pew poll the majority of americans under 25 want obama out of office. to me that's revealing. >> how do you respond? don't you think the president's main promises regurgitated over and over again, look at his honest and trustworthiness numbers. they are horrible. the core constituency. hispanic americans. he lost 23 points with another core constituency. a year ago it was 75%. now it's 52%. at what point do you think he lied. admit it. speak the truth. this is the truth. >> i think what we are seeing is across the board. >> why is it? the partisan politics across the board -- >> emily, did the president lie. >> approval ratings of the president, 19%. >> americans aren't going for that excuse. the president had the white house for two years and democrats controlled the congress. they should have gotten something done then. they focused on obama care. look. it's a disaster. they didn't try to go after the economy. they should have tried to fix the economy. instead they focused time on a broken program by pulling in conservative concepts into a health care plan. >> t
of life and what we stand for around the globe. there's no doubt that under president obama our country has call a new what i'll normal -- slow economic growth, high unemployment, stagnant wages. gwen: take your pick at what you want to believe but at the root of this is a certain amount of disillusionment which runs deep, michael. >> there are dynamics in the were there before the downturn that continue to evidence themselves and the big problem is how do you divide the economic pie? it goes back to the problems of the late 1970's where the people are getting more of the pie and working people are getting less. it used to be that unlettered people could get a good living wage in this country and that's changing a lot. the difference between a living wage and minimum wage? >> it's grown bigger. wage is enough money to raise a family on and you think about the key things in our economy that someone has to do to raise a family -- education, healthcare -- these are the most inhat have gone up price meanwhile wages have been flat over the last 12, 13 years, real wages have been flat and ins
's claim that you can keep your own doctor under obama care, when in fact, many insurance plans have only limited lists of doctors and hospitals to choose from. >> if you want to pay more for an insurance company that covers your doctor, you can do that. this is a matter of choice. we know in all sort of choices, you pay more for a wider range of choices or benefits. the issue isn't the selective networks. people keep saying, oh, the problem is you're going to have a selective network. >> well, if you lose your doctor or your hospital -- >> people are going to have a choice whether they want to pay a certain amount for a selective network or pay more for a broader network. >> also today, insurance brokers are complaining they're having trouble helping their clients sign up for obama care because of problems with information at the back end of that troubled enrollment process. >> issues, issues. still abound. thanks, steve. good to see you. >> jamie, it's a national day of prayer and reflection in south africa. for former president nelson mandela. people gathering outside mandela's house i
-pays and deductibles triple under obama care. i'm thrilled to death, as you can tell. >> so domenico, we know everyone covered it when he finally signed up for health care without delay on the website. that was before the fix. but what do we know regarding his premiums and what he said today. >> that's about the extent of it, tamron. we know earlier he had tried to sign up, and they made a little bit of a show of it where the site had frozen up. this is part of the republican effort to use individual stories. now the speaker is using himself to say that in some cases, for some people, their premiums are going to go up. conversely, we're seeing the president come at this from the other angle and talk about people with pre-existing conditions and people who do benefit from the law. you know, so we have these two sides going at each other, not necessarily talking about how bad the website is anymore, obviously. because he was able to get through. now they're back to sort of the older talking points that we'd been hearing in the lead-up to this. >> regarding numbers and more information, we didn't get tha
triple under obama care. i'm thrilled to death, as you can tell. >> next up, we talk about this fast approaching deadline, sticker shock and the threat to millions of seniors who may also lose their doctors. get ready, folks. we're just minutes away from the first ever "the kudlow report" youth summit. for real college kids, how about that, four real college kids are going to join me live on set to talk about what they think of president obama and obama care and whether they are going to sign up or not. you don't want to miss it. free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity. i will ask these college kids. what do they think about free market capitalism? we'll be right back. >>> so this law is already making a difference for millions of young people and it's about to help millions more. about half a million people across the country already are poised to gain coverage on january 1st. some for the very first time. >> all right. welcome back to "the kudlow report." that, of course, president obama on his obama care marketing blitz, leading up to the fast approaching december 23
. that is what we spent with the obama administration. do you realize that infrastructure under obama has actually gone down by one-third? where the money go? that is what we want to know. melissa: infrastructure spending has gone down? >> we are actually spending less on infrastructure. i thought we were having all of this shovel ready projects that we were supposed to be doing. only 26 billion, i believe, of the 80 billion went toward infrastructure. the rest went to a lot of different types of programs that have not stimulated the economy, nor has this fix a lot of my bridges. melissa: what about you? are the roads and bridges crumbling where you are? have you just given up? i am not going to drive, not going to pay any more federal taxes. i guess we will just a taxing my bicycle. >> eleven washington dc. of course the roads are crumbling in the nation's capital. my big worry is that we are going to turn to something like a carbon tax because government is so desperate for revenue these days that they are looking at that as ne of the biggest tax increases in history. this going to be
-old was diagnosed with a rare disease and has under gone 86 surgeries. because of obama care her family's health plan is about to be cancelled. are you listening, unger? her mother joins me in studio. they will give you the obama care horror story of the week straight ahead. new fast acting advil. with an ultra-thin coating and fast absorbing advil ion core™ technology, it stops pain before it gets worse. nothing works faster. new fast acting advil. look for it in the white box. before using her new bank of america credit card, which rewards her for responsibly managing her card balance. before receiving $25 toward her balance each quarter for making more than ht on time each month. tracey got the bankamericard better balance rewards credit card, which fits nicely with everything else in life she has to balance. that's the benefit of responsibility. apply online or visit a bank of america near you. >>> welcome back to "hannity." although the administration had more than three and a half years to develop the health care program and get a website up and running and hundreds of millions of dollar
problematic. we negotiated under obama administration to go to the united arab emirates a landmark deal, gave up the right to prospect of enrichment that was considered a great blow against nuclear proliferation. give way on enrichment the uae, saudi arabia, turkey, egypt all saying, are you kidding? iran gets to enrich we don't? i think all barriers are off then to nuclear programs around the middle east and elsewhere. >> dickerson: wonderful. thanks very much. we'll be back in one minute with our authors panel. ♪ man: [ laughs ] those look like baby steps now. but they were some pretty good moves. and the best move of all? having the right partner at my side. it's so much better that way. [ male announcer ] have the right partner at your side. consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. go long. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. >> dickerson: we turn to authors, doris kearns goodwin and scott berg is the author of a new
attacked. i had no idea, of course, of how badly it would become under obama care where all of those trends are really accentuated. even though medicine say wonderfully noble life, i felt outside the walls of the hospital there was history going on, az know you know as your involvement in politics. you want to be involved in that because so much, so much of other people's lives depend on getting it right. >> this book in many ways, i think, introduced people to who you are. they see you on special report. they know what you think. they know what you believe. they read your column. the personal side of charles krauthammer had never been revealed like this. was any of the reluctance to sort of open yourself up like that because of the background of psychiatry and you want to analyze others and didn't want to let others see you? did that have anything to do with it at all? >> um not sure that that's the reason. i think it's because when i write my column i try not to use the word i. this is in contrast to a certain president of the united states who can't leer his throat without saying the wor
worse than bush. i covered those wars, i know what happened. under president obama i think what we have is someone who has sort of rebranded some of the more egregious aspects of the bush-cheney counterterror apparatus and i think has convinced himself that they're waging a smarter war. so they're relying on the drones much more than the bush administration did, using small team of coovert operators to conduct either kill or capture, and because guantanamo remains open despite the president's pledge to close it during his anytime office, i think that the obama administration doesn't want to capture too many people. so the kill-capture program has generally become a kill program. and so at the end of the day, i think the enduring legacy for president obama on the issues i cover is that he made possible a continuation of the bush-cheney counterterrorism apparatus. i imagine dick cheney fly fishing on his boat somewhere in wyoming, you know, sort of having a good chuckle and saying, you know, thank god obama was president because the next time we're in power, we're going to be able to cont
to be preempting a fed taper. >> it was a program started under bush, continued under obama, and it is been brought down. i don't know what the right number of weeks is. but i do know that the 1.3 million american people who are getting unemployment benefits, having that stuff, is bad politics and that policy. was going to interview nelson mandela. a got canceled. i was brokenhearted. i am even more brokenhearted now. that was what was really fun. everyone lay claim to him. he was one of those leaders. >> we did learn this evening that president obama did speak by phone with nelson mandela's widow. we are learning from the associated press that at least three american presidents will forel to south africa memorial services. they will travel next week to pay their respects. they will be joined on air force one i former president george w. bush and laura bush. they gracefully accepted the invitation from the obama's. former president bill clinton also saying he planned to travel to south africa. as we leave you this evening, a look at the iconic empire state building in new york city lit up in the co
into the day, lawmakers need to enroll in a plan under obama care or risk losing their government subsidy. peter cook has more. >> by having to sign up for obama care, lawmakers are eating some with her cooking and facing glitches that their constituents are seeing as well. the process is a little different. the reality is and they have more options than average americans. they can pick among 100 gold levels. the government picks up as much as 75% of remembrance. that means the d.c. health exchange. empress of spared the same problems. john boehner said it took him several hours to sign up for his individual plant and it is not like the end result. in a hundred dollar -- an $800 a month bill. >> they will double. my co-pay will triple under obamacare. >> many democrats reported no big problems. they are getting the better coverage and cheaper premiums. lawmakers have a choice. they can opt out. that could cost them cash. a senator decided to enroll at and hee weight -- way gets no government subsidy. he is paying nearly $600 a month in premiums. others do not need to roll the they are cov
in after state benefits have run out and it was a program started under bush and continued under obama. it went from 99 weeks to 73. i don't know what the right number is but i do know that the 1.3 million americans who are getting unemployment benefits and having the stop on the 28th is bad politics and bad policy. >> today, john boehner told reporters at the presidents real focus ought to be on creating a better environment for our economy and creating more jobs for the american people. those jobs were there, shovel ready jobs that president obama spoke of often, would we be having this discussion about benefits? >> the unemployment rate has gone down from 2000 eight. whether there are enough or not, that is what politicians can debate around the edges. peoplelion, these are who come from all walks of life, white-collar, blue-collar and they need this assistance and what is also happening is some brinksmanship and public negotiating going on. i think they are close to a deal. it will come in higher than the sequestration rates will be hard for a lot of the republicans in the house fo
out of thin air. there are about five different constitutional violations there. under obama care, he extended the employer mandate for a year, even though the law says shall commence in each month there after through december 2013. he extended the individual mandate, stretched it out. now the small package plans, he declared the senate to not be in session, to make his recess appointments, and the constitution says that the senate shall make its own rules. that is just some of the violations we have. it is a long list from this president, an uber president with no respect or little respect for the constitution itself, sean. >> all right, so you have a president re-writing laws at a whim. and he is not using the traditional historical checks and balances and separation of powers. then he is re-writing laws and enforcing other laws. then he decides, well, i don't care if you're in session or not. congressman, what do you think? any other areas you think of? >> well, listen, the take care clause requires the president to faithfully execute all the laws. it is established principle of co
that now because obviously obama asman in the white house for five years. the market is doing well under obama. it is not something the white house trumpets. the left is a little wary of hillary clinton. that is why there has been this chatter of elizabeth warren running for president. i don't think she will, barack obama said he would not run. the left is rising up in the fighting factions of the democratic party that were united in 2012. lou: i know it has always stood me in good stead to exit the word of any potential candid that there would not run. "a-team" in moments. we will take up the issue of this fellow strike and national walkout. take a minute, check this out on twitter. you can do so. facebook, buried at next, then nothing white house and mending the president did, indeed, know something, but it was not quite what everybody thought. it is complicated and has something to do with his uncle and illegal immigrants and a stunningly close relationship. we will sort it out for you next. ♪ [ driver ] today, my ambulance knew all about a bike accident, just by talkin
'll get it in the next three or four months in the private world right now. under obama care, who those. if you look at england, some of the other -- >> who knows? it is not a single payor plan, so don't say it is. it's still being run by the free market. >> what if the republicans said i have an idea, why don't you repeal the corporate welfare part of this bill. see what he would say about that. that's actually smart. then you put it on him to say, no, i'm not going to repeal the corporate welfare part of this bill because if they do, then insurance companies can't make a profit which means that obama care as designed as we all know is going to fail. how about that? >> the problem is that -- >> bob, the president hasn't taken any of the republican ideas because he doesn't want them. this is about blaming somebody. >> but the bottom line is i guess they have no wi-fi in the white house, he still hasn't signed up. >> he has to wait until the website works. >> somebody better be under that computer with things that go like this -- >> he will not be doing it live. it will be a still shot.
credit for president barak obama under his war on obama care? >> no, first of all, i think it's important to point out he has actually tried to go beyond what he promised now. in many places he will be able do that. >> you will take credit for na? >> no, i waited for him to say he felt badly about it. the truth is the law that he signed did grandfather in the policies that were in expense when he signed the law. >> very helpful of him. welcome back to "morning joe.". >> doing all he can. >> i can see that. >> he can get that intensity. he looks good in his sherbet pants. he has a chocolate shoe to go with it. i don't understand it. >> very dutch. >> dutch? >> very protestant. >> very protestant. >> i like it. >> sorry. yes, ma'am. >> you should know, volunteer. >> i got the illusion. >> it's a little. >> go ahead. >> a little lily pulitzer. >> i don't know about that. >> meacham is here and former white housed a very for policy and vice provost for global initiatives at the university of pennsylvania dr. zeke emanuel. zeke, if i called you, would you call me back? >> absolutely. always do
. >> but the question is, is it an abdication of duty? the extension he is granting under obama care, just issuing, or is this within his discretion? because there is case law that these administrative-type things, postponement of tax collection, which he could say this is, that that is all okay to do administratively with the stroke of a pen? >> well, it is a matter of degree. there is no question there is a certain amount of discretion, the constitution requires that the president take care to faithfully execute the laws, that doesn't mean completely execute, but faithfully execute means to follow the congressional intent, and when the congressional intent is not re flected in how he expects the law to work out he doesn't have the authority to change it. he needs to come back to congress, why? because there is a great divide in congress over the obama care and he needs to negotiate. that is what the legislative branch is for, though, to make those hard negotiations and the lawmakers have the authority to pass the laws. >> there is a reason we have divided government. what is the difference betwe
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